The Docks Professional Facilities Engineer will work under the direction of the Vice President of Technical Services and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing engineering projects for the Alabama State Port Authority, including the design and construction of new and modified facilities, review of major tenant improvements, implementation of required surveys, and inspection of ongoing and completed projects. The Docks Professional Facilities Engineer is responsible for investigating, estimating, planning and procuring engineering design and construction services for capital projects and small works maintenance contracts in conformance with established policies, procedures, regulations and Port objectives. Additionally, the Docks Professional Facilities Engineer assists with the formulation, adoption, and implementation of engineering policies, procedures, programs, and measures for the Port. The Docks Professional Facilities Engineer maintains relations with consulting engineers, contractors and other organization and negotiates critical and controversial issues with the same.
Essential Job Functions:
Plans, organizes and directs engineering services including design and construction of new and modified facilities or repair of existing facilities within the Port. This includes the preparation of conceptual designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparation of bidding and contract awards; and administration of construction in progress. Assists with the development of the engineering operating budget and budgets for other divisions within the Port Authority; recommends funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; Manages engineering and construction administration. Recommends major modification of Port structures and provides engineering approvals on plans and other documents, as required. Reviews plans and specifications for tenant improvement projects. Manages the Port's surveying activities, which includes reviewing survey drawings and related real estate property descriptions. Collaborates with other Port staff and management to provide technical support and advice in negotiations with prospective and existing Port customers. Maintains collegial relationships with consulting engineers, contractors, local officials and other organizations; negotiates critical and controversial issues with the same. Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum education required is as follows: a four-year college degree, with emphasis in structural, civil or coastal engineering. Additional graduate level courses in engineering are highly desirable. Previous job experience required should include a minimum of 5 to 10 (five to ten) years of experience in project engineering as applied to the design and construction of Port or related large capital projects. Previous management and supervisory experience is desired. Construction experience is highly desirable. A licensed professional engineer certification is required (Register Civil or structural Engineer in Alabama (or able to acquire via reciprocity). The desired candidate will possess working knowledge in maritime industry operations and practices coupled with knowledge of the principles and practices of structural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, principles and practices of construction administration, project scheduling and management, and budget preparation and administration are required. Ability to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, along with demonstrated strategic planning skills. The ability of proficiently organize and direct the functions of all aspects of engineering/construction projects. Must be highly organized, decisive and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills who is a collaborative manager with problem resolution skills, excellent judgment and unquestioned integrity. Strong attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, the ability to anticipate and plan for potential contingencies, the ability to multi-task, and work cooperatively with multi-departmental teams and external coalitions with a positive attitude is a key requirement. This individual must demonstrate a caring customer service attitude, a strong commitment to excellence and be able to display behaviors and a commitment to the organization's core values. We value an individual who also brings an impeccable work ethic, is honest and models a high level of integrity.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of construction and construction sequencing; basic knowledge of civil engineering and design Ability to review, understand and interpret engineering construction plans, and specifications Ability to effectively communicate with and supervise work of contractors, consultants, office and staff. Knowledge of safety policies and procedures involving construction activities. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Port operations. Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to the management and operation of the Port including security, safety, operations and emergency procedures. Thorough knowledge of marine or related terminal facilities. Thorough knowledge of environmental issues and compatible land-use related to seaport development and operations. Familiar with Port engineering issues. Skilled in marine structural and civil engineering with knowledge of pile supported structures, sheet pile bulkheads, dredging, container yard and roadway paving and drainage, underground water & sewer utilities, and electrical service, Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs. Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making. Ability to evaluate performance of the organization and correct as necessary. Ability to make public presentations and explain technical data to a non-technical audience. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
About AL State Port Authority
The Alabama State Port Authority, located in Mobile, Alabama is an agency of the State of Alabama. The port is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor for staggered, five-year terms. The board appoints the Director who is the chief executive officer. Mobile is the 10th largest port (by tonnage) in the U.S with a diverse cargo base. Visit our web page at www.asdd.com for more information.